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    Out Of Body Experiences…Part 1

    This is a series of posts, describing some of my major flub-ups this summer.  If you want to feel better about yourself, read on.  At my expense.  But don’t judge me.  I really don’t act like this all the time. I will start with the most recent experience first. Four days ago I received a call from one of our little church ladies, asking me to bring a dessert to a family dinner. ( In our small community, when there is a funeral, the church provides a dinner for the family) No problem.  I ran to the store and picked up ingredients to make a cake. Problem.  Went to work yesterday…

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    County Fair-Bringing Home The Blue!

    Around here, the county fair is a big deal.  The 4H Clubs have awesome, dedicated kids, who show their animals, participate in Decorate Your Duds, woodworking, archery, shooting sports, and cooking.  Plus much more. Now…our big guy participated in shotgun shooting sports, and….cooking! Here he is showing Papaw his new gun.  The 4H Shooting Sports Program is an awesome way for any young person to learn how to safely handle a gun.  This kid knows as much about gun safety as any adult. He competes at our local level, shooting moving targets, and is so good….we call him “dead eye dick”. At our fair shoot-out he won Grand Champion, nailing…

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    County Fair Time…Cotton Candy, Muttin Bustin’, And More

    Last week was our County Fair and Rodeo.  This means good old fashioned fun for the whole family. There are turtle races.  Greased pig contests.  Pig shows.  Goat shows.  Steer shows.  Sheep shows. Hey, we even have chicken and rabbit shows. If you go to the fairgrounds, you have to get some of this… That my friends, is Cotton Candy. It is in the rule book: Everyone MUST have Cotton Candy while attending the fair. And we always, play by the rules. There was a rodeo.  A crowd favorite…bronc riding. And there was bull ridin’.  I apologize in advance for this next picture. That cowboy getting to his feet next…

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    The Manicure, Pedicure, And…Emotional Torture

    We recently went on vacation to the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico.  Let  me tell you folks- It… Was… Awesome… Now, when I say “we”, I mean me and Wranglers.  No kids. Just us. Please, don’t judge me.  I struggled with tons of guilt for not taking the kids. I mean REALLY struggled.  For about….uh….well…..five minutes. As most of you know, we live in the middle of nowhere.  So, getting to an airport is even a major deal. For this trip, we chose the closest airport, which is three hours away. Our flight to Cozumel left at 5:00 a.m., so of course, we made the drive to our departure city the day before.…